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Calendar of Events at Martial Cottle Park

Published on: 2/5/2018 2:53 PM
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Martial Cottle Park | Winter 2018 Newsletter​​​


Event Calendar at Martial Cottle Park, February - May, 2018


On any given weekend, there are a variety workshops, tours, volunteer days and special events happening at Martial Cottle Park that you can participate in!



Every Saturday and Sunday through April, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Martial Cottle Park Experience

Explore Santa Clara County's agricultural history. Meet at the visitor center to see items used on the farm in the 1890s, then take a short walk to learn about the park's current farming practices and partners. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Saturday, February 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Arboretum Tour at Our City Forest’s Parcel

Learn about the urban forest in Silicon Valley. Why are trees important for city dwellers? What kind of benefits do they provide? After touring the young arboretum led by one of Our City Forest's arborist, volunteers will learn how to care for the trees and help beautify the developing site. Groups welcome! No registration required.


Saturday, March 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Nursery at Our City Forest’s Parcel

Native and drought-tolerant plants sourced from Our City Forest’s Community Nursery will be available for purchase and you can learn the best way to plant a tree or shrub. Meet at the Our City Forest parcel (near Chynoweth Ave.)

Saturday, March 3, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Edible & Native Plant Talk at Our City Forest’s Parcel

Learn California native plant names and the ways these plants were used for food and medicinal purposes. Our City Forest’s native plant specialist will give a tour of the plants on site and provide ideas for visitors to take home to their own gardens. Suggested donation $5. Reservations by email to treecare+martialcottle@ourcityforest.org


Saturday, March 10, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Park Beautification Day Volunteer Event

Join Martial Cottle Park staff to remove unsightly and noxious vegetation, making the park more beautiful and allowing native and drought-tolerant plants to thrive! Meet at the Visitor Center. Registration required.


Saturday, April 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Park Beautification Day Volunteer Event

Join Martial Cottle Park staff to remove unsightly and noxious vegetation, making the park more beautiful and allowing native and drought-tolerant plants to thrive! Meet at the Visitor Center. Registration required.​


Sunday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Going Native Garden Tour at the Master Gardener Parcel

Master Gardeners’ parcel will be open as part of the Going Native Garden Tour. Visit Master Gardeners’ Urban and Wild Native Gardens, Rain Gardens and the Habitat Garden; all planted with mostly California native plants. These gardens showcase a wide variety of native plants that do well in Santa Clara County, are drought tolerant and provide habitat for birds, bees and other animals. The tour is free, but registration is required, http://gngt.org.


Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Master Gardeners Spring Garden Market at the Master Gardener Parcel

Join us on April 14 for our 24th annual Spring Garden Market (SGM), our premier plant sale, sustainable gardening showcase and vendor fair, at Martial Cottle Park in San Jose. Sales benefit the UC Master Gardener program. Please bring a box, cart, or wagon for an easier shopping experience. No dogs except service dogs. Full details can be found at http://mgsantaclara.ucanr.edu/events/spring-garden-market/


Saturday, April 14, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pop-Up Nursery at Our City Forest’s Parcel

Native and drought-tolerant plants sourced from Our City Forest’s Community Nursery will be available for purchase and you can learn the best way to plant a tree or shrub. Meet at the Our City Forest parcel (near Chynoweth Ave.)

       

Saturday, April 14, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

DIY Lawn Conversion Workshop at Our City Forest’s Parcel

Learn how to convert your water-thirsty lawn into a drought-tolerant dreamscape. There will be a a step-by-step demonstration on how to convert your lawn yourself. At the end of the demo, participants will have a chance to purchase some native plants to install in their native garden.


Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Park Beautification Day Volunteer Event

Join Martial Cottle Park staff to remove unsightly and noxious vegetation, making the park more beautiful and allowing native and drought-tolerant plants to thrive! Meet at the Visitor Center. Registration required.​


Every Saturday and Sunday Starting in May, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Martial Cottle Park Experience

Explore Santa Clara County's agricultural history. Meet at the visitor center to see items used on the farm in the 1890s, then take a short walk to learn about the park's current farming practices and partners. Questions? (408) 535-4060


Saturday, May 5, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

A Taste of the Valley of Heart’s Delight: Spring Celebration at Martial Cottle Park

Come celebrate urban agriculture, food and spring planting time at this fun day on the ranch! Family friendly activities, healthy food and fresh produce for sale, arts and crafts, live music and much more.


Saturday, May 26, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Composting Education Program Workshop at the Composting UCCE Parcel

Located on the Compost Education Demonstration site, in the heart of Martial Cottle Park, basic home composting will be demonstrated. Participants should wear close-toed shoes, wear layers, bring water and something to take notes. The Demonstration Site is a short walk down the Cattle Run off of the round-about. Watch for posted signs. Please register HERE. This workshop is free of charge, but if you choose to park in the Park, there is a $6 parking fee. Discounted compost bins may be available for purchase onsite if staffing allows. Bin Orders will be taken if no staff is available. Questions? Contact the Rot Line at 408-918-4640 or jpvincze@ucanr.edu.    


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